It’s day four for us at Chester County Animal Control in South Carolina, and I’m thrilled that our friend, New York City style icon and animal advocate Fabiola Beracasa, has flown down
to pitch in.
The Petfinder.com Foundation is partnering with Fabiola on the new program SNAP-X (more on that after the jump). She is an amazing advocate for adoptable pets and a real
help at the shelter. (See her video blog above).
Today was a flurry of activity. Dogs who are going north on transport were taken to the vet for shots, spay/neuter and health certificates so they can safely make it to their new homes.
The students worked all day finishing fencing for the new kennels, putting a roof on the new cat house, building beds and helping with the animals. With one day left, it’s crunch time, and it looks like rain, which complicates the plans.
Meanwhile, a number of Yorkies arrived at the shelter from a hoarder situation — that’s Fabiola and Animal Lifeline founder Denise Bash, who’s responsible for setting up this entire trip, tending to one of the Yorkies at right.
I spent some time talking to the students, staff and the animal control
officer at Chester County to get their impressions of the trip so far.
You can see their thoughts in this video blog.
I did manage to bust her out of the shelter for a sleepover
at the hotel (it’s dog-friendly and the hotel staff said okay). Once she figured
out how to get up on the bed, she stayed there all night snuggled with
her little stuffed kitty toy. It’s going to be a tearful
goodbye, but I am so thankful that she’s going north.
Still, many more amazing animals will continue to wait for their forever homes at Chester County
– meet them here.
Finally, a huge thank you to our friends at The Animal Rescue Site for
funding this trip. None of this would have happened without you.
Check back tomorrow for more on our last day.
SNAP-X (Spay, Neuter, Adopt, Protect) is a new program of the
Petfinder.com Foundation created by style icon, TV personality,
Elle magazine correspondent and animal advocate Fabiola Beracasa.
SNAP-X raises funds and awareness to help reduce animal overpopulation and
abandonment with affordable spay/neuter programs and adoption opportunities across the U.S. By fostering relationships in the
fashion and style worlds, SNAP-X reaches out to a whole new demographic
of animal lovers with the creation of custom accessories and fashion
items by some of today’s most noted designers, all with the SNAP-X signature “X”
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